DAWN RAE CULGIN
Coach and Mentor
Dawn Culgin’s Martial Arts journey started as a teenager when she joined a Karate school. After 30+ years of experience – having trained in Karate, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Boxing – she created Sudbury Kickboxing Academy, a dojo focused on Kickboxing and Muay Thai with the foundations of Karate etiquette and respect.
In 2012, after years of dedicated training, Dawn became a competitive kickboxer competing Internationally, Nationally, and Provincially. She was a multi-time K1 Champ, Low Kick Champ, North American Grand Prix Champ, and a WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) bronze medalist.
Dawn represented Team Canada on four occasions at World’s in Brazil (2013), Serbia (2015), Ireland (2015), and Hungary (2017). Dawn is a second-degree black belt in traditional Okinawan Goju, RyuSyoKai and also one of four WAKO Canada National Team Coaches for the 2022-2024 term.
In 2014, Dawn started her own Kickboxing school with a women’s only program, Onna Bugeisha, before opening Sudbury Kickboxing Academy in January, 2018. She is a WAKO Level 2 Coach, a Boxing Ontario Level 1 Apprentice Coach, as well as completed both the WAKO and Muay Thai Ontario Officials courses. She is also a Level 1 certified Precision Nutrition coach.
Dawn’s fitness journey goes beyond Martial Arts – since 2008 she earned several fitness qualifications including becoming a canfitpro FIS (Fitness Instructor Specialist), a canfitpro PTS (Personal Training Specialist), and an Agatsu Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor. She is also LesMills Body Pump and Body Combat certified and certified as a Jillian Michael’s Body Shred instructor.
Dawn works with everyone from newcomers entering the fitness world for their first time to accomplished competitors. A coach, an instructor, and a mentor – Dawn has built Sudbury Kickboxing Academy to what it is today. A place where people not only share her love of Martial Arts and Fitness, but a community where members support each other like family.
YOUR ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK
DISCOVER YOUR INNER STRENGTH AND GAIN CONFIDENCE IN YOUR ABILITY
At Sudbury Kickboxing Academy, we put our heart into helping you to meet your goals. We cannot wait to hear your story and get started on the journey with you.